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Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors 2020

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It is that time of the year when you are on the lookout for the perfect gift. You may be in the process of creating a gift list for your family members but do not know what to get for your parents, grandparents, or a senior family member you are close to! But everyone has a different idea of what a good gift could be and sometimes it is easy to find the right gift but at times we need help. That is why we have curated a list of Christmas holiday gift ideas for your elderly loved ones.

Here are some holiday gift ideas so you can focus on enjoying this festive season:

Lap Table

Does your senior loved one like to sit in a certain place in the house? A lap desk is a great gift because it is functional and convenient. A lap table can fit on a sofa, a bed, or a chair. They allow your loved ones to read a book, keep their iPad, have dinner, or take notes. Lap tables are portable so if your elderly grandparent or parent decides to move they can take this gift with them.

Easy Dressing Solutions

Adaptive clothing is a great way to make your senior loved one’s life easier. Easy dressing solutions provide seniors and disabled to dress without struggling with difficult buttons or painful movements. You may have seen your mother struggle with zippers or experience pain while getting dressed. For example, people with Arthritis experience joint pain when they dress or undress. With adaptive features such as magnetic closures, full back overlaps, or side open pants, your senior loved one will not need to experience pain or discomfort when they are trying to get dressed. This holiday season, why not give your loved ones the gift of comfort and make their life easier.

Coffee Maker

When it comes to choosing a coffee maker for seniors or the elderly it is best to choose something easy to use. Keurig K-Mini coffee maker, for example, takes less space because it is ultra-slim and perfect for a single serving of coffee. Keurig comes in some bright and fun colors so you can choose one that you think your loved one will like. Another convenient coffee maker is Nespresso Vertuo. This one-touch functionality brews excellent coffee and who does not like the perfect cup of joe? This is ideal for seniors who are serious about their coffee!

Air Purifier

Giving the gift of clean air is invaluable. Whether your senior loved one is at home or in a nursing care facility, air purifiers help with allergies and asthma. They are also important for those who have weaker immune systems, and this includes seniors. Air purifiers can be even more beneficial if your senior parents have pets at home. They filter the air that may have pet dander, pet odor, or dust mold. Air purifiers come in different sizes so you can choose based on the size of the room or house because they are stationed in bedrooms and living rooms where most of the time is spent.

Weighted Blanket

Sleep is important for everyone, but it is crucial for a senior’s well-being. Unfortunately, as we age, our sleep quality gets poorer due to various reasons. The optimal sleep time for seniors is ideally from seven to nine hours but they often get less sleep than that. Some of the causes of disrupted sleep include joint pain, medicines, stress, sleep apnea, or insomnia. Gifting your senior loved a weighted blanket could bring some comfort and security. Weighted blankets have gained popularity because it is considered a therapeutic tool that could be beneficial for alleviating sleep problems in the elderly. They come in different sizes and weights so you can choose accordingly.

Adult Coloring Books

You must have seen large selections of adult coloring books. They are back and very popular among people of different age groups. Adults everywhere are getting into coloring and these coloring books are beneficial if your senior loved one has memory issues. Coloring books provide a chance to relax and get busy with artistic activities. Whether your elderly loved one is at home or in a nursing care facility, giving the fun gift of adult coloring books would be perfect for the holiday season. Do not forget to choose a theme that you think your loved one will like. Adult coloring books come in a range of themes including wildlife, mandala series, flowers and so much more!

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are a great way to give your loved one the freedom to buy whatever they need. If your senior parents or grandparents are mobile and active, gift certificates for grocery stores, restaurants, or a store of their preference would allow them to experience shopping on their own and buy what they really want. Another option is to opt for the delivery method. If you know what your senior loved one requires daily, you could arrange to have groceries or other important items delivered to their home or nursing facility. These days there are so many options when it comes to choosing gift cards or delivery options.

Cozy Accessories

You can never go wrong with a cozy accessory. Maybe your senior loved one enjoys lounging in a soft cape or a cozy blanket. Seniors can feel cold easily and cozy warm accessories are the best way to help them feel comfortable and safe. Cozy accessories could range from non-skid socks to lap blankets or maybe a beautiful bed jacket that they can wear indoors or outdoors. These options will help them stay warm whenever it gets too chilly. This can be the perfect cozy gift for your grandparents or senior parents.

Walker Bag

Walker bag is the perfect gift for those senior loved ones who like to keep their small belongings handy. A wheelchair/walker pouch could be perfect to keep everything together. They can keep all of their small items such as dentures, glasses, and handkerchief all in the same place. This way there will be no more issues of misplacing things. Your grandpa or grandma may just find this gift very useful and perfect for their daily routine.

Would you like to suggest more ideas that can be added to a Christmas holiday gift list? Leave a comment and let us know!


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